BJ Hillabush – Lead Pastor

Email BJ: bjhillabush@gmail.com

Background

B.J. first joined the Adventure team in 2006 as the youth pastor.  His passion for leadership development and building a legacy, have led to a whole generation of leaders at Adventure.  Following the resignation of the founding pastor in 2015, B.J. was honored and humbled to take up the call as the Lead Pastor.  He has a passion to see the church equipped to reach the community though discipleship and community partnerships.

 

Responsibilities

As the Lead Pastor, B.J. spends most of his time preaching on Sunday mornings and working with the leaders to implement the vision of the church.

 

Family

B.J. is very happily married to a beautiful and extremely creative young woman named Nichole.  They have been married for 10 years and have 3.5 kids.  (One more on the way!).  All of them are boys, named: Hero, Camden, and Archer, and (to be determined).

 

Other interests

When he’s not prepping for his next series, B.J. can be found on some adventure with his boys, rock climbing, mountain biking, or holding late night dreaming sessions about how to save the world.

Jeff Hansen – Discipleship Pastor

Email Jeff: jeffh@adventureduvall.com

Background

Jeff and his wife Star were led to Adventure Community Church in 2005. Before coming here, the two served in Albania with Youth With A Mission for four years.

 

Responsibilities

As the discipleship pastor Jeff oversees the spiritual growth of those in the Adventure Church Community. His passion is to see all people growing in their relationship with God and their understanding of His Word, whether they are still seeking to know Christ or have been following Jesus for years.

Family

Jeff and his wife Star have five children. Family life is vital to them and they enjoy opportunities to connect as a family. They view their role as parents as the opportunity to help each of their children discover the fullness of who they were made to be in God’s story.

 

Other interests

Jeff loves the outdoors, hiking and hunting and going on adventures with his family and friends. He also enjoys gardening with his wife. Story telling is another one of his passions, communicating God’s truth through captivating parables.

Garat Grant – Youth Pastor

Email Garat: garatg@adventureduvall.com

Garat Grant – Sr. High Youth Pastor

Background: Garat first began attending Adventure as a high school student in 2009. Through Adventure’s youth ministry, Garat felt called to follow God into full-time ministry as a junior in high school. He became a youth intern in 2013 working first with Jr. High and transitioning to Sr. High in 2014. Following BJ Hillabush’s transition to lead pastor in 2015, Garat was offered the position of Sr. High Youth Pastor in January of 2016.

Responsibilities: As a youth pastor, Garat spends most of his time hanging out and discipling the high school age students of Adventure. He and his team of leaders are responsible for the youth program on Wednesday nights, which includes speaking, games, events, small groups and community service projects. He and Zac team up together to teach both the Jr. High and Sr. High students on Sunday mornings.

Family: Garat has been married to his high school sweetheart Kelsey since 2014, and is loving every minute of it. They don’t have any kids yet, but both he and Kelsey want to have a big family and plan on pursuing international adoption in the future. Currently they have one fluffy cat named Crosby that they share their house with.

Other interests: Garat is also a full time graduate student at Northwest University where he is pursuing a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. He loves to both watch and play most sports, football, tennis, and ultimate Frisbee being his favorites. He also enjoys bow hunting, working on cars, one-on-one conversations and enjoying time with his best friends.

 

Elders

  • BJ Hillabush
  • Jeff Hansen
  • Stanley Schubert
  • Jon Griffin

Email the Elders: elders@adventureduvall.com